"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010



  1. You have no idea how I have longed for you to write some more. Just when I'd about given up hope, you post this, perhaps the most beautiful one yet. In life as well as at the time of their deaths, you did your parents proud. I love you, too.

  2. The real truth about Alzheimer’s. Please pass this around to all of your family, friends and Co-workers. Please add the link to your favorite sites. Thanks


  3. Words were never more well spoken as to what it is like at those final moments. God Bless.

  4. Both of my grandparents passed away because of Alzheimer's Disease. I am participating in an Alzheimer's Association event, a Run to Remember, to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Please visit my website, http://alzheimersbookmark.org/, to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association and sponsor my half-marathon run. I am essentially asking you, and your loved ones, to help me support the Alzheimer’s Associations mission:
    To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
    5.3 Million people have
    Alzheimers (One in eight
    people aged 65 and older,
    13%, have Alzheimer’s
    Alzheimers is the 7th leading
    cause of death
    172 Billion dollars in annual
    10.9 Million unpaid caregivers
    Every 70 seconds, someone in
    America develops Alzheimer’s.
    By mid-century, someone will
    develop the disease every 33

  5. You are beautiful inside and out.

  6. Every 69 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. Please share this video and one thing that you never want to forget to help end Alzheimer’s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHTTonG6co&feature=player_embedded

  7. Oh! Oh, how beautiful this is. I'm so, so sorry. I see that this was some time ago, but I still couldn't leave without commenting.

    I nursed my mother as she died from Motor Neurone Disease (in the US they call it Lou Gherig's Disease, in the UK ALS). She was 43. Her final moments were anything but a movie. They were horrendous, and like your Dad they took a long time to come. Days. They never tell you that. They never tell you just how long it takes for a heart to give out after everything else already has.

    My heart goes out to you.